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Back from the Brink is a gripping and immediate account of the British government's handling of an unprecedented global financial catastrophe. Alistair Darling's kwledge and understanding make this t only a unique perspective on the events that rocked global capitalism, but a vital and fascinating historical document.
Alistair Darling is the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West. Initially appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1997, he moved to become Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 1998. He spent another four years as Secretary of State for Transport, also becoming Secretary of State for Scotland in 2003. He served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 2006, before Gordon Brown promoted him to Chancellor in 2007.